New Research Reveals Power Engineers Struggle with Changes in Requirements

The biggest power design challenges identified by engineers are subsequent changes to the specifications after the design process has begun. According to research conducted by Vicor Corporation, 87% of power system designers around the world identified specification changes as the most frequent impediment in designing power systems.

“When creating power system designs engineers need to consider new, more flexible approaches in anticipation of specification changes.” said Rob Russell, VP of Product Marketing Vicor. “The Power Component Design Methodology enables engineers to easily swap out different components in their power design with minimal risk toward schedule.”

The research also highlighted the challenge of meeting project timelines. 80% of power engineers are already struggling to meet time constraints when designing power systems and 79% feel that project schedules are tighter, due to time-to-market pressures.

Specification changes directly negatively impact schedules according to 65% of engineers.

Vicor’s in-depth research identifies today’s trials and challenges of designing power systems in an increasingly demanding business environment. Read the first in a series of whitepapers, “Spec Changes Top List of Power Designers’ Challenges”, which analyzes the causes and impacts of specification changes in more detail. While specifications changes may be inevitable, your approach to managing change can make them less problematic. To download the white paper, visit: Spec Changes Top List of Power Designers’ Challenges